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Mobile World Congress 2019 in review, days one and two

5G again dominated the headlines at MWC Barcelona for good reason, given that this is the year that the rollouts start in earnest.

While this year’s Mobile World Congress Barcelona is not yet over (at the time of writing), it’s worth taking a moment to consider the ...

Report: current UK spectrum model won’t do for 5G

A ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach to spectrum will not suffice during the roll-out of 5G, according to a paper published this week by the University of Surrey. The report was authored in collaboration with the university’s partners from the DCMS (Department for Digital, Culture, ...


Huawei flexes its R&D muscles at pre-MWC briefing

Huawei’s pre-Mobile World Congress briefing saw the unveiling of several new products and an emphasis on the company’s lead on R&D spending and the work it is doing to reduce mobile carriers’ operating costs.

Ryan Ding, Huawei’s carrier business group president, said ...

Ericsson expands its 5G Platform, demos AI-driven network management

?Ericsson has expanded its 5G Platform with additions across core, radio access, transport and service orchestration areas to help mobile network operators (MNOs) evolve their networks and deploy 5G at scale. The company also demonstrated the use of machine learning driven ...



AttoCore’s EPC used in Chalke Valley’s local 4G network

AttoCore, a developer of “ultra-mobile” core network software is participating in the expansion of mobile and fixed broadband services in Chalke Valley, which is located in the Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) on the southern border of Wiltshire.

Arena Flowers turns to Comms365 for wireless broadband

Arena Flowers, an online florist and gift retailer, selected Comms365 to provide it with a reliable and fast wireless internet connection to its temporary warehouse, during its peak season in 2018.

Based in Milton Keynes, Arena Flowers has been providing floral ...

Huawei pledges to address national security concerns

Huawei Technologies has informed the House of Commons that it will invest $2 billion over the next five years to improve its software engineering capabilities to address issues highlighted in an oversight report and that it could take "at least three to five years to see ...

Ericsson launches its critical communications broadband portfolio

Ericsson has launched its critical communications broadband portfolio for mobile operators, to help them meet the business- and mission-critical needs of industrial and public safety customers.

The portfolio, which Ericsson states is 3GPP Release 13 compliant (and ...


Airbus supplies LTE coverage to major French motocross event

Airbus has provided 4G coverage to the 44th Enduropale du Touquet Pas-de-Calais motorbike race, taking place at the beginning of February in France.

According to the company, it has supplied its smart device 'collaboration' Tactilon Agnet 900 technology, alongside a ...

New executive vice president on board at BigChange

Leeds-based mobile workforce technology company BigChange has appointed French transportation and technology industry figure Frederic Dupeyron to spearhead the company’s expansion in mainland Europe.

Dupeyron – who has served as a non-executive director at BigChange ...

Vodafone and O2 to team up on 5G rollout

Vodafone and Telefónica UK (O2) have entered into non-binding heads of terms under which they plan to extend their network sharing partnership term and include 5G at joint radio sites.

This will enable them to deploy 5G faster, offer 5G services to more customers ...

EE and Motorola tie-up major Police Scotland contract

Mobile operator EE has won a £21 million contract to supply coverage to Police Scotland over a three-year period. The company will be joined by Motorola Solutions, which will supply its Pronto mobile working solution to the force for the same period of time.

According ...

Survey: MNOs expect 5G to create enterprise opportunities

A survey commissioned by Amdocs reports that nearly 80 per cent of European mobile network operators (MNOs) expect the introduction of 5G to create new revenue opportunities with enterprise customers.

It also finds that 34 per cent of MNOs are planning to offer ...


ENENSYS acquires Expway, looks forward to 5G broadcast future

ENENSYS – which designs and manufactures digital TV transmission technologies over mobile, terrestrial and satellite networks – has acquired Expway. In a statement, the latter is described as “the world’s leading provider of LTE broadcast infrastructure software and ...

Ordnance Survey digital information partnership

Technology provider Mobileye has signed a deal with Ordnance Survey to provide the latter with “high precision road network location data.”

Integral to this will be the company’s “automotive camera-based mapping capabilities,” with the roll-out anticipated to support ...

Survey: connected devices becoming ubiquitous

The research and consulting arm of mobile operator association the GSMA has revealed that 90 per cent of people in developed countries now own a smartphone, with the average household also operating six ‘connected’ devices.

The information is found in two new reports ...

Radar/hand-gesture technology for phones takes a step forward

On December 31, The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) granted a request from Google to allow its Project Soli’s short-range motion sensors to operate at higher power levels than previously allowed, while also allowing their use while onboard aircraft.

The ...



3GPP Release 15 final freeze delayed by three months

The cellular standards body announced last week that the ASN.1 freeze date for the ‘late’ drop of Release 15 specifications has been delayed by three months and will now take place in June 2019.

The ‘late’ drop contains additional migration architectures and 3GPP ...
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